Defense Environmental Restoration Program

2019 DERP Forum Agenda with Links to Presentations

Munitions Response 101/201

Overview for States and other interested parties who are not familiar with and want to learn more about munitions response and basic munitions response technology.

Session Chairs: 

  • Ms. Deborah Morefield, Cleanup Program Manager, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Environment)
  • Mr. Doug Maddox, Program Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office
  • Ms. Tracie White, Program Manager, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Speakers: 

  • Mr. Brian Jordan, Geotechnical Engineer, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Mr. Jeff Swanson, State Remedial Project Manager, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Dr. Kari Meier, Project Manager, Environmental and Munitions Center of Expertise, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Dr. Jordan Adelson, Chair, DoD Environmental Data Quality Workgroup

Plenary Session

  • Welcome/Office of the Secretary of Defense Address:
    Ms. Maureen Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Environment)
  • Keynote Address: Ms. Katie Jo Wheeler, Department Deputy Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
  • State Address: Mr. Vernon “Chip” Crockett, President, Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Address: Mr. Peter Wright, Special Counsel to the Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

DERP Policy and Program Management Updates

Discussion of DERP policy and program management updates since DoD issued DoD Manual 4715.20 in March 2012, including how DoD is managing Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS)/Perfluorooctanic Acid (PFOA).

Session Chair:

  • Ms. Maureen Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Environment)

Speakers:

PFOS/PFOA:  EPA Perspective

Discussion of the national EPA perspective on managing PFOS/PFOA relative to cleanup activities.

Session Chairs: 

  • Ms. Deborah Morefield, Cleanup Program Manager, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Environment)
  • Ms. Mary Cooke, Physical Scientist, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office

Speakers:

  • Dr. Andrew Gillespie, Associate Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Exposure Research Laboratory/Executive Lead for PFAS Research and Development
  • Mr. Greg Gervais, Acting Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office

PFOS/PFOA:  State Initiatives and Approaches

Discussion from select States on their innovative approaches for managing PFOS/PFOA.

Session Chairs:

  • Ms. Deborah Morefield, Cleanup Program Manager, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Environment)
  • Ms. Tracie White, Program Manager, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Speakers:

  • Ms. Susan Edwards, Director, Special Projects Bureau, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Ms. Ginny Yingling, Senior Hydrogeologist, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Dr. Gloria Post, Research Scientist, Division of Science and Research, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

PFOS/PFOA:  Success Stories

Hear how DoD, States, and other stakeholders partner to successfully manage PFOS/PFOA on DoD installations.

Session Chairs: 

  • Ms. Deborah Morefield, Cleanup Program Manager, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Environment)
  • Ms. Ginny Yingling, Senior Hydrogeologist, Minnesota Department of Health

Speakers:

  • Ms. Kim Brown, Senior Environmental Engineer/Program Manager, Naval Facilities Engineering Command
  • Ms. Sharon Stone, Restoration Program Manager, Peterson Installation Support Section, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado
  • Ms. Rachel Blomberg,Project Manager, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Partnering (No Presentations)

A dialogue on DoD’s partnering initiatives. This interactive discussion will include States, DoD, and U.S. EPA sharing their experiences with and involvement in successful partnering initiatives.

Session Chairs:

  • Ms. Maureen Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Environment)
  • Ms. Dania Rodriguez, Executive Director, Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials

Speakers: 

  • Mr. John Tesner, Director for Restoration, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Environment, Safety and Occupational Health)
  • Ms. Bonnie Buthker, District Chief, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
  • Ms. Mary Cooke, Physical Scientist, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office

Munitions Response Process Overview

Discussion of the CERCLA cleanup process and how munitions response methods and technologies in the “toolkit” fit into the cleanup process.

Session Chairs and Speakers:

  • Ms. Deborah Morefield, Cleanup Program Manager, Office of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Environment)
  • Mr. Doug Maddox, Program Manager, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office
  • Ms. Tracie White, Program Manager, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Effective Communication Strategies

A dialogue on basic risk communication principles to effectively communicate throughout the cleanup process. Discussion on principles to keep in mind as you develop messages and lessons learned to improve or repair trust and creditability with communities.

Session Chairs:

  • Mr. Richard Mach, Director of Environmental Compliance and Restoration Policy, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Environment
  • Mr. Chris Hill, Environmental Engineer, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Speakers:

  • Mr. Brian Quinn, Division Information Officer, Division of Environmental Quality, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
  • Ms. Heather Babb, Public Affairs Officer, Office of the Secretary of Defense Public Affairs

Munitions Response: Military Munitions Response Program Risk Management Method

Discussion of the military munitions response program risk management method. Will include details and how to apply the military munitions response program risk management method in a case study.

Session Chairs:

  • Mr. Bryan Frey, Environmental Program Manager, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, Headquarters Department of the Army
  • Mr. Roman Racca, Senior Engineering Geologist and Statewide Munitions Response Coordinator, California Department of Toxic Substances

Speaker:

  • Dr. Kari Meier, Project Manager, Environmental and Munitions Center of Expertise, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Challenging Installation Restoration Program Sites

Discuss solutions to address complex groundwater sites and how DoD, States, and U.S. EPA can work together to better address these sites.

Session Chairs:  

  • Mr. Dave Becker, Geologist, Environmental and Munitions Center of Expertise, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers 
  • Mr. Jason Wilson, Chief, Governmental Hazardous Waste Branch, Land Division, Alabama Department of Environmental Management

Speakers:

  • Mr. Mike Singletary, Senior Environmental Engineer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast
  • Ms. Jennifer Graham, Environmental Support Manager, U.S. Army Environmental Command, Environmental Services and Support Division – Southeast Region
  • Ms. Regina ButlerRestoration Program Lead, Patrick Installation Support Section, Air Force Civil Engineer Center

Munitions Response Data Quality

Discussion of Data Quality Objectives and the Quality Assurance Project Plan at munitions response sites.

Session Chairs:

  • Mr. Steve Hurff, Munitions Response Program Manager, Naval Facilities Engineer Command Headquarters
  • Mr. William Harmon, Formerly Used Defense Sites Program Manager, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Speakers:

  • Dr. Jordan Adelson, Chair, DoD Environmental Data Quality Work Group
  • Mr. Doug Maddox, Program Manager, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office

Vapor Intrusion Tools and Challenges

Discuss new technologies; approaches for investigating vapor intrusion; and the differences between assessing and addressing vapor intrusion in residential and industrial/commercial buildings.

Session Chairs: 

  • Mr. Bradley Clawson, Chief, Restoration Division, Defense Logistics Agency, Office of Environmental Management
  • Ms. Carolyn Tatoian-Cain, Senior Environmental Scientist, California Department of Toxic Substances Control

Speakers:

  • Mr. Dan Gallagher, Senior Engineering Geologist, California Department of Toxic Substances Control
  • Mr. Derral VanWinkle, Acting Environmental Business Line Leader and Environmental Restoration Program Manager, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast
  • Ms. Donna Caldwell,  Geologist, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic

Munitions Response: Data Usability

Discussion about using data at munitions response sites.

Session Chairs:

  • Mr. Jon Ussery, Air Force Military Munitions Response Program Manager, Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence
  • Mr. Roman Racca, Senior Engineering Geologist and Statewide Munitions Response Coordinator, California Department of Toxic Substances Control

Speakers:

  • Mr. Brian Jordan, Geotechnical Engineer, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Mr. Jeff Swanson, State Remedial Project Manager, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Optimization

Discuss strategies, tools, and technologies for optimizing remedies; how data supports optimization; and best management practices for improving protectiveness, efficiency, and cost effectiveness.

Session Chairs: 

  • Ms. Gunarti Coghlan, Environmental Restoration Manager, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Headquarters
  • Mr. Ruben Zamarripa, Chief, Defense Sites Restoration Unit, Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Speakers:

  • Ms. Sophia Lee, Project Manager and Hydrogeologist, Navy Facilities Engineering Command's Expeditionary Warfare Center, Navy Facilities Engineering Command
  • Mr. Randy Cerar, Division Chief of the Mid-West Environmental Services and Support Division of the U.S. Army Environmental Command
  • Mr. Matt Dayoc, Team Lead of the West Environmental Services and Support Division of U.S. Army Environmental Command

Munitions Response Case Study: Applying the Tools in the Toolkit

Walk through a case study and discuss how to build a remedy, develop the remedial action operation, and write the decision document for an acceptable risk.

Session Chairs:

  • Ms. Betina Johnson, Military Munitions Design Center Chief, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Mr. Richard Ball, Superfund Project Manager, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

Speakers:

  • Dr. Kari Meier , Project Manager, Environmental and Munitions Center of Expertise, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Mr. Brian Jordan, Geotechnical Engineer, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers